Walter T Herbranson

Summary

Affiliation: Whitman College
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Are birds smarter than mathematicians? Pigeons (Columba livia) perform optimally on a version of the Monty Hall Dilemma
    Walter T Herbranson
    Department of Psychology, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA 99362, USA
    J Comp Psychol 124:1-13. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Flexible serial response learning by pigeons (Columba livia) and humans (Homo sapiens)
    Walter T Herbranson
    Department of Psychology, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA 99362, USA
    J Comp Psychol 125:328-40. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Information processing by pigeons (Columba livia): incentive as information
    Charles P Shimp
    Department of Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 0251, USA
    J Comp Psychol 121:73-81. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Artificial grammar learning in pigeons
    Walter T Herbranson
    Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington, USA
    Learn Behav 36:116-37. 2008
  5. pmc Categorizing a moving target in terms of its speed, direction, or both
    Walter T Herbranson
    Whitman College, USA
    J Exp Anal Behav 78:249-70. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Anticipating by pigeons depends on local statistical information in a serial response time task
    Alyson L Froehlich
    Department of Psychology, University of Utah, 380 South 1530 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 0251, USA
    J Exp Psychol Gen 133:31-45. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint "Artificial grammar learning" in pigeons: a preliminary analysis
    Walter T Herbranson
    Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington, USA
    Learn Behav 31:98-106. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Dynamic shifts of pigeon local/global attention
    Thane Fremouw
    Department of Psychology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 1650, USA
    Anim Cogn 5:233-43. 2002

Research Grants

  1. Sequence Learning
    WALTER HERBRANSON; Fiscal Year: 2006

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications8

  1. pmc Are birds smarter than mathematicians? Pigeons (Columba livia) perform optimally on a version of the Monty Hall Dilemma
    Walter T Herbranson
    Department of Psychology, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA 99362, USA
    J Comp Psychol 124:1-13. 2010
    ..Replication of the procedure with human participants showed that humans failed to adopt optimal strategies, even with extensive training...
  2. doi request reprint Flexible serial response learning by pigeons (Columba livia) and humans (Homo sapiens)
    Walter T Herbranson
    Department of Psychology, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA 99362, USA
    J Comp Psychol 125:328-40. 2011
    ..In addition, humans showed some evidence that explicit knowledge of the sequence affected response times, specifically when cue validity was 100%...
  3. ncbi request reprint Information processing by pigeons (Columba livia): incentive as information
    Charles P Shimp
    Department of Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 0251, USA
    J Comp Psychol 121:73-81. 2007
    ..The results support mental continuity and provide comparative support for the idea of the economics of information in economic theory about the incentive value of information...
  4. ncbi request reprint Artificial grammar learning in pigeons
    Walter T Herbranson
    Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington, USA
    Learn Behav 36:116-37. 2008
    ..As in Experiment 1, performance was controlled both by some short chunks and by more complex sequential regularities. The results are interpreted in terms of family resemblance and pose new goals for theories of complex stimulus control...
  5. pmc Categorizing a moving target in terms of its speed, direction, or both
    Walter T Herbranson
    Whitman College, USA
    J Exp Anal Behav 78:249-70. 2002
    ..There is therefore at least one task in which pigeons, on the average, display flexibility and quantitative precision in allocating attention to speed and direction when they categorize moving targets...
  6. ncbi request reprint Anticipating by pigeons depends on local statistical information in a serial response time task
    Alyson L Froehlich
    Department of Psychology, University of Utah, 380 South 1530 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 0251, USA
    J Exp Psychol Gen 133:31-45. 2004
    ..Overall, local and global performances depended on local statistical information, but global performance did not depend on global information. Local facilitation was interpreted in plain English as anticipating...
  7. ncbi request reprint "Artificial grammar learning" in pigeons: a preliminary analysis
    Walter T Herbranson
    Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington, USA
    Learn Behav 31:98-106. 2003
    ..The results support a multiple mechanisms point of view according to which pigeons, like humans, learn both abstract concepts and specific strings, or specific parts of strings, in artificial grammar learning tasks...
  8. ncbi request reprint Dynamic shifts of pigeon local/global attention
    Thane Fremouw
    Department of Psychology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 1650, USA
    Anim Cogn 5:233-43. 2002
    ..Pigeons can display perceptual, stimulus-driven priming of a highly dynamic nature...

Research Grants1

  1. Sequence Learning
    WALTER HERBRANSON; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Such an animal model would prove particularly valuable in the investigation of several neurological disorders such as temporal lobe amnesia and Parkinson's disease. ..